US Visa Requirements

If you are applying for a US visa in Thailand then you need to ensure that you meet the financial requirements of the K1 Visa and also the K3 visa. In order to qualify for the US visa you need to exceed the poverty guidelines and need to meet at least 125% of the poverty guidelines for the visa. The table below is the 2014 guidelines which are being used by the USCIS for visa applications. Note also that if you are in the active US Armed Forces you only need to make the poverty line as listed below.

The USCIS will normally look at 3 tax returns to assess the financial abilities of the sponsor being you who is sponsoring his Thai wife or Thai fiancée to the US. If you do not meet the requirements they will also look at stocks, bonds and any real estate which you might own for equity in the property and use this to help assess your financial abilities.

The following figures are the 2014 HHS poverty guidelines which are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2014. (Additional information will be posted after the guidelines are published.)

2014 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES
Persons in family/household
100% of HHS
125% of HHS
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,060 for each additional person.

2

$15,730

$19,662

3

$19,790

$24,737

4

$23,850

$29,812

5

$27,910

$34,887

6

$31,970

$39,962

7

$36,030

$45,037

8

$40,090

$50,112

The following figures are the 2014 HHS poverty guidelines which are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2014. (Additional information will be posted after the guidelines are published.). If you require additional information as to the additional finances you can add such as the equity in your home, investments or other sources of income and equity then contact us for more information.

 

2014 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA
Persons in family/household
100% of HHS
125% of HHS
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,060 for each additional person.

2

$19,660

$24,575

3

$24,740

$30,925

4

$29,820

$37,275

5

$34,900

$43,625

6

$39,980

$49,975

7

$45,060

$56,325

8

$50,140

$62,675